Former President Trump blasted President Biden’s handling of the migrant border crisis. In a statement released Tuesday, he said the US–Mexico border was in great shape under his watch but is being “destroyed” by Biden’s policy.
“We ended Catch-and-Release, shut down asylum fraud, and crippled the vicious smugglers, drug dealers, and human traffickers,” wrote the former president. “The Wall, despite horrendous Democratic delays, would have easily been finished by now and is working magnificently.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appeared on Fox News and said the Border Patrol had warned the Biden administration all along. “The Biden administration has known exactly what was going to happen if they refused to continue to implement the policies that were previously in place.”
More people have been apprehended in the past two months than in all of last year, says Abbott, reports Fox News.
Abbott asked the border patrol, “of all these unaccompanied minors that are coming across the border, what percentage of them are being brought to the border with the assistance of drug cartels in Mexico?”
The border patrol answered: “100 percent.”
On Monday, it was reported more than 3,200 unaccompanied children were stuck at the border, with around half being in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) holding facilities beyond the legal limit of three days. The Biden administration struggles to deal with the number of unaccompanied children trying to enter the United States. Sometimes known as “hieleras,” or iceboxes, the CBP holding cells are not designed for children. They are typically small concrete rooms without a bed and concrete or metal benches.
Drug cartels are making money from the kids trying to enter the United States.
The border patrol then becomes preoccupied with the issue, and the drug cartels can bring in dangerous criminals and drugs through with less detection.
“This is just the beginning,” warns Abbott.
Fox News reported on Tuesday that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) would be shutting down three border checkpoints in Arizona as the agency has trouble dealing with the giant flux of migrants.